Customer Reviews for

Blindfolded Innocence

Average Rating 4
( 85 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(48)

4 Star

(18)

3 Star

(10)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(6)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Holy Freaking Goodness - let me try and calm down

I am one of those freaks of nature that thinks reading is more important than breathing. That being said, I read a crapload of books. You know those rare reads that makes you want to run outside and tell each and every person you come in contact with to drop everythin...
I am one of those freaks of nature that thinks reading is more important than breathing. That being said, I read a crapload of books. You know those rare reads that makes you want to run outside and tell each and every person you come in contact with to drop everything and buy this book? This is and isn't that book. It is just that freaking awesome. It isn't something I want my mother, piano teacher, or postman to read. :)

A plot that sound basic (innocent intern, older rich alpha) - but it is so unique and funny and HOT. The alpha makes me swoon, their dialogue is so rich and witty, and THANK GOD there is no BDSM in this book. I am so sick of BDSM I could scream. This is an intelligent, sensual read that strays from the norm while being freaking awesome.

I stalked this book on Goodreads for three weeks while it was Number 1 in Erotica on Kindle - thank GOD this author finally got with the program and put it on B&N.

5 stars - if I could give it more I would!!!!!

posted by AmandaF28 on October 25, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Umm....

I am not as open minded as the characters are in this book, so I really didn't care for it. The characters were not likeable or relateable and that had nothing to do with their..... preferences. That being said, I think my dislike had nothing to do with the author, or e...
I am not as open minded as the characters are in this book, so I really didn't care for it. The characters were not likeable or relateable and that had nothing to do with their..... preferences. That being said, I think my dislike had nothing to do with the author, or even the book. I think the book was definitely put in the wrong genre. Its not a romance book at all. I thought it was heading there, but it didn't . Its an erotica book, and I couldn't even find a hint of romance.

posted by 18059117 on January 30, 2014

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted November 8, 2012

    This was such a bust for me. Inconsistent plot (Is she 20 or 21

    This was such a bust for me. Inconsistent plot (Is she 20 or 21? It all depends on which part of the book you are reading. He's in dress pants and two paragraphs later his rough jeans are rubbing against her. There's more but that gives you an idea.) Absolutely no character development. The sample was awesome but then it went downhill (or maybe just nowhere???) from there. Las Vegas scenes...it was like someone with ADD wrote those and they were never interwoven in the story. Just random scenes that had potential but the author didn't take the time to explore them. I was really hoping to like this one but it didn't happen.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 12, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The blurb caught my attention not only because it promised an ol

    The blurb caught my attention not only because it promised an older hero than I’m used to reading about, but said hero also sounded like the consummate bad boy. It also promised a confident and independent heroine, and I am a sucker for those. I was almost halfway through the book when the thought entered my mind that I had been misled. Horribly.

    For her debut novel, author Alessandra Torre not only penned/typed a story sure to capture the attention of FSoG fans suffering from withdrawl, but she has also boldly touched on a few things that could potentially put some readers off. Be aware that this story isn’t anything like FSoG. There are no BDSM elements, nor did I detect anything that can be deemed a romance either. This is straight up erotica.

    Julia is a twenty-one year old college student who has just dumped her fiance of two years and is about to begin her full-time unpaid internship at Clarke, De Luca & Broward, a prestigious law firm. She’s assigned to Kent Broward who is known to work his interns to death. Long days and sometimes long nights are his norm. On her first day, he warns her to stay away from one particular partner, Brad De Luca. He works hard and plays hard, and is known for sleeping with his interns which is why the firm no longer lets him have female interns. The good girl does as she’s told until she shows up on Brad’s radar. From then on he’s determined to get her into his bed.

    Brad De Luca is a highly sought after divorce attorney, not just for his services inside a court room but apparently in the bedrooms of numerous clients and interns as well. The blurb kindly describes him as a playboy, but a man who confesses to having slept with 150-180 women is more than just a playboy. He always gets what he wants and at the moment he wants Julia. Getting her to change her mind about having sex with love or commitment isn’t going to be easy, but he’s not easily deterred. The perfect opportunity arises when he demands she accompany him to Vegas for the weekend. Away from work and prying eyes he’ll be able to work his magic on her. The weekend will change them both in unexpected ways.

    Julia was very one dimensional. She lacked depth that I often found myself wondering if she was a robot. Sadly, I think making her so young just proved how out of her league she was in comparison to the overwhelming and worldly presence of Brad. The blurb called her confident and independent. First of all she lives in a crappy college student apartment with a hippie roommate. She’s a student and has just started a full time position leaving no time for a side job, and she was tight on money. How did she support herself? Then she enters into a sexual relationship with her boss only to later bemoans the fact that if anyone at the office caught wind of that, she could lose her internship and her future prospects would go down the drain.

    I found there were a lot of inconsistencies with Julia’s character, and much later on with Brad’s. Julia’s first love dumped her for a younger bimbo, and she dumped her fiance of two years right before her internship. She refuses to have sex without love and commitment, but she contradicts herself in a few chapters: 12, 13 & 19. Julia is robotic, and she’s a character who doesn’t know what she wants. It looks like her decisions change to suit the story. Brad was just a jerk for the majority of the story.

    The trip to Vegas was a huge disappointment. A totally unexpected and frankly unnecessary POV popped up. Not only does Brad do something totally true to character, but Julia’s reactions are just too confusing. The “club tour” nearly put me to sleep, mainly because I already knew what was going on behind the scenes. Brad left her side at the club, so she’s drunk with her stripper guide and they’re doing body shots, she’s half naked and engaged in some F/F action in front of the other patrons.

    The ending felt rushed in an effort to throw in the last few surprises and reveal Brad’s secret kink, which really wasn’t much of one (Chapter 7). I felt no emotions from those two other than lust and curiosity. If anything about Julia was attractive to Brad, it was probably her naivete and the fact that she’s still unspoiled.

    I finished the story though I was tempted to stop after Vegas, but the sex wasn’t all that bad, and I wanted to see if the characters would develop more before the end. They didn’t. Instead they just confounded me even more. I don’t mind a hot and edgy story that’s a little different, but it has to make sense and flow smoothly. I wasted so much time flipping back and forth to see if some things they said or did added up or not. Nice effort on the plot, but the execution could have been better.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    it was ok

    young smartass mouth girl , turn out by older man :/ whatever !!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1